A new flagship phone, even higher end than the recently released Galaxy S5 has been on the cards for a few months now. We started hearing rumours about this alleged high end phone just days after the Galaxy S5 itself was announced. Ever since then we’ve covered a steady stream of rumours regarding this device. Up until a few weeks ago it was known as the Galaxy S5 Prime and it was reportedly coming with new flagship level specs. Now it is being stated that the new series of high end phones from Samsung will be called Galaxy Alpha.
Information on the Galaxy Alpha series is pretty light at the moment, although a QHD screen with a Snapdragon 805 chipset is a sage bet. However the ETNews.com from Korea has reported that the device may be launched as early as August 13, which is less than a month away. The Galaxy Alpha will be competing against the army of high quality flagship phones released recently. These include the LG G3, Xperia Z2, iPhone 5S and the HTC One M8. All these phones have one thing in common; they look good and are built out of high quality materials.
The same cannot be said for the Galaxy S5, which has been universally panned for its mediocre design and an all plastic built. The picture above is reportedly a closeup of what the Galaxy Alpha may look like. Notice the chamfered edges. This can only mean one thing, and that is that the Galaxy Alpha will indeed be made out of metal. Chamfered edges were made popular by the iPhone 5, released two years ago. They’re still in use in some phones, such as the HTC One M8.